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Care Between Generations

Christina Fredengren talks about care between generations before Christina, Miriam and Alasdair share their visions for a better future.
We are sitting in this forest that has grown for nearly 200 years. It is a living cultural heritage, that has been passed on from generation to generation. But I would like to argue that our generations aren’t really separated from each other- -but we are entangled and woven into each other activities. That is the intragenerational. I think it is important to realize that we are dependent on each other- -both futures, pasts and presents. Furthermore, in order to move towards some better futures for coming generations- -I think we need to explore the regenerative mindset, and not take out more than we give. We also need to have a different relationship to time, to realize cause and long-term effects.
We also need to start being more inclusive when we talk about ancestry- -and not leave more behind.
As a scholar in the humanities, I have a dream of us becoming better, more inclusive ancestors- -to both humans and more than humans.
As a sustainability scientist- -my dream is that I understand that my choices, our choices, matter, and can make a difference.
As a geologist, my dream is that we will understand the immediacy of the climate crisis. That we will not see the climate crisis as something in the distant future- -but something that is here and now, and all around us. My dream is that we will act now.

Sitting in a forest that has grown for nearly 200 years, Christina Fredengren reflects on how cultural heritage has been passed on from generation to generation. She argues that generations are not really separated from each other, but entangled with one another. She reflects dependencies across time and calls for a different relationship to time in which causes and long-term effects are realized and we ancestry is approached with a spirit of inclusivity.

This, our final video, concludes with our dreams for the future which fades into Climate Justice Now, a song about climate justice in the words of a great granddaughter.

Climate Justice Now is written by Owly Dave based on the chant “People gonna rise like the water”.

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